Wit’s tickets for MKL supporters go on sale ( direct from Planet Ice Coventry), we can clarify this season’s changes to how this competition works.
After several seasons using a shorter format, this season the playoffs return to two four-team groups to determine the Final Four heading to Coventry for finals weekend on 8-9 April. The top eight EPL sides qualify for the playoffs, with Group A featuring sides finishing 1st, 4th, 5th and 8th. Group B therefore is the teams finishing 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th in the EPIHL league table.
Playoff games will be over a two week period, and teams will play at home on one Saturday, one Sunday and one midweek date. The top two sides from each group will advance to Playoff Final Weekend on April 8/9 2017 in Coventry.